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bleeding, cupping, infection, John Kissinger, bad luck, Adamstown


Handwritten notes by an unknown author, dated 1948. The notes relate a story of a man who practiced bleeding and cupping, but nearly killed a woman when he practiced on a "bad luck" day.

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Packet 295-18b


Elisha 1948

John Kissinger - Age 63 states his grandfather Leise or Leitz Kissinger - used to do bleeding and cupping. He had no license and was no Dr. There were certain days of the year that were bad luck, and on these he would not bleed but evidentally he slipped up on one of these “bad-luck” days and a woman got an infection; and he was sure she was going to die. He got scared and went to a doctor in Adamstown and explained - the Dr. told him to forge[t] it; said if “they” don’t say anything; don’t you worry. That he (the doctor) treated lots of patients who are dead today.


On reverse of document, apparently unrelated is written:

"V. Kastner, Columbus Ohio."



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Notes on Bleeding and Cupping, 1948



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